Year: 2019

Cooling Unit Filter Preventative Maintenance Alert

Preventative Maintenance Filter Alert

In order to keep your cooling system running in top shape, we recommend our customers regularly inspect their unit’s filters every 90 days, performing regular filter preventative maintenance is key to your cooling unit’s longevity. The…

WhisperKOOL Products: Slimline Series

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WhisperKOOL offers a diverse range of cooling systems. These systems have a variety of different capacities and applications. For those who may not be aware of the scope of our wine cellar cooling units’ capabilities, we’ve commenced a new series of blog posts. These…

The Problem with a Glass Wine Cellar

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Many wine cellar owners and contractors know how beautiful a modern wine cellar can be. (For the purposes of this article, we’re defining a “modern wine cellar” as one that incorporates non-traditional racking made of metal or materials other than wood. More importantly, it also includes glass. Glass walls,…

WhisperKOOL Condensate Pumps

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Welcome back to the WhisperKOOL blog. Today we’ll continue our series of technical and informational blog posts about wine cellar cooling. Today we’d like to discuss WhisperKOOL condensate pumps. These pumps can assist your unit to get rid of excess condensate. We’ll discuss how…

How to Use WhisperKOOL’s New Charging Charts

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Many of our distributors and techs may not be aware that we have implemented a new series of charging charts. These charts are zip-tied to the condensing units of our split systems. WhisperKOOL hopes that these charts will assist technicians in properly charging our split systems.

WhisperKOOL Charging Charts

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WhisperKOOL Products and Product Families

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WhisperKOOL produces world-class wine cellar cooling units. Many of our customers and distributors are familiar with individual WhisperKOOL products. However, they may be unaware that our products come in four different categories. In the following post, we’ll discuss these four product categories and their unique applications.

What is Dew Point and How Does It Affect a Wine Cellar?

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The concept of dew point is very important to wine cellar owners. Excessive humidity in the cellar will cause the dew point to rise. This, in turn, will cause excess stress on your cellar’s cooling unit. In this blog post, we will examine the relationship between temperature, humidity, and…

WhisperKOOL Products: Phantom Series

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Many are not aware of the versatile range of cooling systems that WhisperKOOL offers. You may also not be aware of what our products can do, or the versatile application options for each different wine cellar cooling unit. With that in mind, we’ve created…

How to Size a Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

This image is to illustrate the importance of sizing your wine cellar cooling unit correctly.

Sizing a Wine Cellar Cooling Unit: Getting Started

Calculating the heat load of your cellar may at first seem straightforward. But there are numerous things you can do to ensure success before you begin. First, you should always consult a wine storage professional. Before you make a purchasing decision, speak…

How WhisperKOOL’s Pump Down Systems Work

Welcome to the WhisperKOOL blog. Our focus is on education and product information for our customers, our distributors, and technicians who use our products. It’s our goal to establish realistic expectations of what our products can do and how they work. One of the ways in which WhisperKOOL wine…

Why WhisperKOOL Units Use a Bottle Probe

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The question is often asked: is it better to use an air temperature sensor in your wine cellar? Or is it better to use a bottle probe, which measures liquid temperature in the cellar? There’s a lot of confusion about this topic online. So WhisperKOOL is here to guide…

Improve Your Unit’s Drainage with a Rigid Drain Line, a Strainer, and a Condensate Pump

WhisperKOOL prides itself on helping our customers and educating them about proper cellar construction and cooling unit care. We also intend to help our customers prevent common technical issues that may arise during the course of a unit’s operational life. One of the most persistent problems our customer…

Why You Need an HVAC Technician to Inspect Your Cooling Unit Annually

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We hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. We at WhisperKOOL want to ensure that your cooling units are ready to go for the long, hot summer season. In previous posts, we’ve explained some of the preventative maintenance you can do to make sure your unit is…

3 Simple Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Your Wine Cellar

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Welcome to the WhisperKOOL blog. It is our hope that our blog will become a source of vital information to our customers about the proper care and maintenance of their WhisperKOOL unit, in addition to wine storage and aging techniques and other topics. Today, we’d like to discuss…

Wine Pairing: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc and Tuna-Artichoke Salad

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We at WhisperKOOL welcome you to our blog and our latest wine and food pairing. In these posts, you’ll find a recipe for a delicious meal (soups, salads, casseroles, and sometimes even burgers and steaks!) and our recommendation for a good wine to pair it with. This week, since…

Unusual Pairings: Wine and Trains

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Wine, as everyone knows, pairs well with a number of foods. White wines pair with fish, pasta dishes, salads, and other light fare. Red wines generally pair with heavier, darker meat dishes like steak and rack of lamb. But at WhisperKOOL, we believe that wine pairs with a lot…

WhisperKOOL Wine Bulletin (Mid-May, 2019)

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Welcome back to the WhisperKOOL blog. Every three weeks, we present the most fun wine news we can find: four wine-related headlines from around the globe. Once again, we are proud to present the latest and most interesting wine industry news of the month. We believe in keeping our…

6 Easy Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

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WhisperKOOL wants our customers to be as well-informed as possible about the business of storing, cooling, and aging wine. With that goal in mind, we’ve put together a list of six easy-to-remember preventative maintenance tips for your wine cellar cooling unit. These tips should help you keep your cooling…

Vineyard & Winery Spotlight: Keswick Vineyards

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It’s time once again for a Vineyard & Winery Profile from WhisperKOOL! Today we have an exciting entry in store for you: Keswick Vineyards of Keswick, Virginia. This is not only one of the most popular vineyards on the Monticello Wine Trail, but the estate’s beauty and antiquity have…

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

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Sharing is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Half the fun of buying and cellaring a bottle of fine wine is opening it in the presence of your friends or family members and watching everyone’s faces light up when they taste it. But why stop at just one bottle? If…

WhisperKOOL Wine Bulletin (Late April, 2019)

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Welcome to the WhisperKOOL blog. It’s time again for us to bring our readers the latest wine news from around the world. There were many noteworthy happenings in April, and we want our customers to stay abreast of the latest wine news and wine trends. So here is our…

Wine Pairing: Sheridan Vineyard Mystique & Tennessee Meatloaf

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Welcome back to the WhisperKOOL blog. We’ve been blogging for three weeks already, and it’s time once again for a wine and food pairing. Every three weeks, we share recipes and wine pairings with our readers. We’ve done our first wine news bulletin and our first vineyard…

Why is Wine Aged in an Oak Wine Barrel?

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Welcome to the WhisperKOOL blog! On Fridays, WhisperKOOL will be sharing a blog post that offers valuable information about wine-related topics: storage, aging, etiquette, lifestyle, and other useful info. Today, WhisperKOOL answers the age-old question: why is wine aged in oak? And what exactly does an oak wine barrel…

Vineyard & Winery Spotlight: Hermosa Vineyards

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Welcome to WhisperKOOL’s very first Vineyard & Winery Profile. Every third Monday, WhisperKOOL will showcase an American winery or vineyard and discuss its offerings.

To start this series off, WhisperKOOL is pleased to present Hermosa Vineyards of Colorado. Hermosa was ranked the best vineyard outside of California and the…

Drink to Your Health: Five Surprising Health Benefits of Wine

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For years, the rumors have been circulating: can a glass of wine a day really keep the doctor away? We at WhisperKOOL like to stay informed, so we did some research. We discovered five surprising health benefits of wine that you may not know about. As it turns out,…

WhisperKOOL Wine Bulletin (Early April, 2019)

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WhisperKOOL prides itself on being a source of information about wine storage and wine industry trends. To that end, this is our wine bulletin (early April). We will be bringing you these wine bulletins and many other useful wine-related posts in 2019. Please read the wine news for early…

Looking Ahead: 2019 Wine Production Forecast

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NOTE: The following information about 2019 wine production was sourced from the wine experts at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.

WhisperKOOL prides itself on providing timely, useful information to our customers on all wine-related topics. To that purpose, to finish off the week, we’d like to bring you a…

Wine Pairing: Louis Jadot Chardonnay & Chicken Piccata

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Welcome to the WhisperKOOL blog! Twice a week, we’ll post informative articles about all things wine-related. Wine news, winery and vineyard info, helpful tips and tricks about storing, cooling, and transporting wine, and most delicious of all, wine and food pairings! We’ll share a recipe and a specific bottle…

The Importance of the Bottle Probe and Accurate Temperature Readings

 

Bottle probes are the most accurate way to read the temperature of the liquid contents within your wine bottle. While other temperature gauging methods can be used, they are not as precise, because they read the air temperature of your wine cellar rather than the wine itself.